When digging, sometimes you get inconsistent players and just have to deal with it.
Such is the case with Markieff Morris. After failing to break the 20-minute mark in five of his first seven games this season, the Suns second-year forward has now played at least 24 minutes in six straight games.
The additional playing time has led to double-digit scoring in half of them, including a season-high 23 points against the Hornets last week.
With the guys at the end of the roster, you’re simply looking for consistent minutes and average production in a few different categories.
With Morris, you’re now getting the playing time and some decent scoring. He’s also shot at a solid clip during his recent run of increased playing time (over 60% in his last five games entering Wednesday night).
He’ll even hit you a three-pointer or two on most nights.
Morris isn’t going to save your team. His long-term role on the Suns remains to be seen, and his fantasy value is going to be tied to both his playing time and his development. But Morris is young (still just 23) and is only in his second NBA season, meaning it’s very likely that he could be figuring things out and making significant progress with his game.
If that in fact turns out to be the case, then Morris could be up for some dramatic improvement within the bounds of this season. If that’s the case, now is your chance to pick up on a developing NBA starting forward with double-digit scoring potential before his value gets too high.